Whether you call it aerobic walking, speed walking or power walking (as we do), we know how to make your walk a workout. We pioneered the introduction of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) into walking classes more than 15 years ago so that people of all fitness abilities can participate in a high-energy, low-impact, effective workout. Research continues to prove that HIIT workouts maximize your fitness in a time-efficient way. Try one of our classes for no charge to be sure you love it as much as we do! Courses offered all year at a few great walking locations in Toronto. Join our Intro Workshop Saturday, January 13 from 10am to noon. Discover the power of power walking!
Gentle Yoga classes
We believe yoga is the perfect complement to walking. The practice of yoga asanas increases mobility at joints and strengthens muscles. Finish with mindful quiet to enhance life.
Join us for an afternoon city-retreat in Toronto. March 3, 2018. Or, plan ahead to cozy up by the fire and unwind in the art-filled surroundings of the Drake Devonshire in the picturesque Wellington village of Prince Edward County, Ontario for our annual Namaste November retreat. Featured on Travel+Leisure’s IT LIST for 2015, this is the place to be for three days of luxury and learning. Deposits being taken now to hold your spot at the early bird price.
Dreams of walking a marathon or half marathon? Live outside the Greater Toronto Area? The next best thing to taking our programs is remote coaching. Get walk training plans and helpful feedback on your progress.
Get Certified as a Walking Coach
Love sharing your love of walking? Our certification program gives you the tools you need to start walk classes in your community.
Individual/Small Group Coaching
Work with Lee at your home or outside! If you live in Toronto, Lee has a limited number of times available for personal coaching. This can include aerobic walk coaching, strength and stretch training, yoga, breath, and meditation.
Are we challenged or are we committed? At WoW Power Walking we’ve decided to choose COMMITMENT over challenge.
This is what can be found daily on the Internet, in magazines and advertisements: Take the challenge! Sign up for the 30-day challenge! Change your life with this challenge! Selling fitness and wellness packages as a challenge imbues the experience as one we want to get over, get through…survive.
Five years ago we offered our first “No Sugar Challenge.” Ahead of the curve on this, we challenged ourselves to removing all added sugar from our diet for 21 days. We watched as everyone expressed relief when 21 days were over. They had survived.
This got us to thinking about how the word commitment is so much more powerful than the word challenge. Yes, there are challenges associated with finding, making, and eating real food without added sugars in our world of food products. If these challenges are met with commitment to sourcing and eating real food, it’s a game changer for life.
Commit to real food. Commit to a positive vision. Commit to your best self.
Get Naturally Sweet.
3+3 Naturally Sweet Commitment begins January 15, 2018.
Visualize commitment. Ditch the notion of challenge. Embrace a positive and attainable vision of your best self. Join us for a powerful commitment to lasting change. First, we’ll embrace 3 weeks of no added sugars, no white flours, no juices, and no alcohol. Then, we’ll follow this with 3 months of moderation: limiting added sugars to no more than 6 teaspoons a day. We’ll make personal choice commitments regarding alcohol, white flour and juices, in consultation with Coach Lee.
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Meet Lee Scott, Founder of WoW Power Walking
Lee is well known for her motivational and passionate work. She is often asked to share her love of power walking for fitness and marathons, yoga for balance, and eating for well being with both small and large groups. She continues to be invited to speak at marathons and fitness conferences across North America.
Lee Scott, B.A.Sc., M.A.
Lee trained to be a mechanical engineer, giving her a methodical and research-based approach to work in the health and fitness industry. A dynamic coach, she has been a certified fitness professional since 1991 and developed the WoW Power Walking® program in 2002, creating the Simple Secrets for a Great Walking Workout DVD-CD in 2006. She has coached thousands of walkers for fitness and marathons. She has power walked more than 100 distance events including 31 full marathons. Her personal best walking a full marathon is 4:51:51 achieved at the 2011 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. In 2014, Lee was the overall winner of the women’s division in the two walk-only half marathons events offered in North America. Lee believes yoga is a perfect complement to power walking. She has been practicing yoga since 1995 and has completed 675 hours of yoga teacher training with the Mukti Yoga School of Manhattan Beach, California. Her engaging presence and considerable knowledge of the latest research in exercise science and nutrition has made her a popular expert with the media and at conferences. Every day Lee is inspired by her clients who embrace the opportunity to explore their best selves.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
ACSM Health Summit, Arlington, Virginia, April 5-8, 2018
Join Lee Scott and Michele Stanten for a Walk HIIT workout! Sixty minutes of high intensity interval training keeping one foot on the ground at all times!
Friday, April 6, 6:45am
Saturday, April 7, 4:30pm
What our Clients are Saying…
Yoga classes with Lee are wonderful – a beginner feels welcome, learns, and is motivated to keep going. Meanwhile, yoga experts are encouraged and led to even stronger yoga practice. Highly recommended.Nancy R. Oakville
Lee is the walking coach’s coach. She has created a thorough curriculum that breaks down the walking pattern into four basic progressions, each presented with helpful cues and takeaways. Not only will you be a better walking coach at the end of the eight week course, you will be a stronger walking athlete yourself.Katie D., Austin, TX
Lee’s coaching makes all the difference for power walkers at all levels. Her proven methods of interval training and hill work, combined with her positive attitude and decades of experience, will prepare you for any race. Her great advice to “trust the training” carried me through a recent marathon. Above all, her classes are fun, friendly and inclusive.Dianne B., Toronto
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